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Previous stillbirth, late preterm, and early-term birth.
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PMID:  21962631     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Subsequent pregnancies are emotionally traumatic for families with previous stillbirths. Such pregnancies have a 2- to 10-fold increase in the risk for stillbirth as well as an increased probability of other adverse obstetrical outcomes. These medical risks as well as anxiety on the part of families and care providers contribute to an increase in late preterm and early-term birth. However, delivery before 39 weeks' gestation has not been proven to reduce the risk of recurrent stillbirth or adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with previous stillbirths. This work reviews data regarding the optimal timing of delivery in subsequent pregnancies after previous stillbirth, as well as for patients at risk from stillbirth in general. Management recommendations from current data are presented and knowledge gaps are highlighted.
Robert M Silver
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1558-075X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT.
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